Modern Medicine, Old-Fashioned Care

Mar 24, 2013 | Fast Facts

Perform a home inspection—taking the time to inspect each room could save a life!

Here is a list of common household and yard items which are pet poison hazards:

In the Kitchen

  • Toxic foods: chocolate, gum/Xylitol, grapes/raisins, onions, garlic, chives, leeks, nuts, bones, caffeine-including coffee grounds, alcohol, fruits with pits

Around the House

  • Cleaning products: oven cleaner, bleach, detergents
  • Medicines: vitamins, prescription and most OTC medications. NEVER give human medicines to animals without consulting a veterinarian.
  • Glue and other crafting items
  • Nicotine: cigarette packs, discarded butts, ashtrays, chewing tobacco
  • Potpourri and other room fresheners
  • Holiday plants: poinsettia, holly/mistletoe, lilies, daffodils
  • Toys: Legos, small game pieces, play-dough
  • Holiday decorations: tinsel, hooks, breakable ornaments
  • Heavy metals: lead-based paints, coins, batteries

The Garage

  • Antifreeze and de-icing solutions
  • Oil/gasoline/kerosene and other flammable liquids
  • Fertilizers/herbicides/insecticides
  • Pest prevention: mice/rats, moles, pesticides

Outside (or Inside too)

  • Cocoa mulch
  • Road salts/de-icing solutions
  • Unsecured trash cans
  • Plants

After-hours Emergency Numbers
VETS: 215-918-2200
CARES: 215-750-2774
VSEC: 215-750-7884

ASPCA Animal
Poison Control: 888-426-4435